AL Industry News

Four Issues that will Determine the Future of Assisted Living

Four issues will determine what the future of assisted living will look like, according to participants in a recent round table sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL). Those issues include: Personnel. Data. State regulations. Affordability. “The Future of Assisted Living: Consumer Preferences and the Era of Healthcare Reform,” took place in October and … [Read more]

Congratulations to the 2014 Ethel Mitty Scholarship Recipient

The 2014 Ethel Mitty Scholarship was awarded to Sandi Flores, RN, C-AL, at the 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Sandi has dedicated the majority of her nursing career to assisted living, with over 25 year of experience in assisted living. As one of the founders of AALNA, Sandi has made it her goal to … [Read more]

FREE Newsletter from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The … [Read more]

Controlled Substances Disposal Final Rule Published by DEA

The long-awaited final rule governing the disposal of controlled substances was published by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Sept. 9. The rule is effective as of Oct. 9. The rule contains provisions specific to disposal of unused/unwanted controlled substances in “long-term care facilities” (LTCFs), which DEA defines to include nursing homes, “retirement care” facilities … [Read more]

INTERACT for Assisted Living is Here!

In 2012, AALNA and our NCAL partners, Lindsay Schwartz and Dave Kyllo, became involved in the review, revision, and development of INTERACT tools specific to the Assisted Living Environment at the request of AALNA. Rita Vann, Senior VP of Clinical Services at Brookdale Senior Living and AALNA national board of directors member, also worked toward … [Read more]